[ROVERNET - UK] P5 Changing Polarity
fjcumberland at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 19:28:17 BST 2007
I agree -- just use the label. Switching over the generator is easy - just involves sparking one of the wires against the case. I have instructions somewhere . . . .
I know that some of the electronic ignition units (i.e, Pertronix Ignitors) are polarity sensitive.
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From: Shirley & Barry Lafbery <lafbery at telus.net>
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Sent: Monday, August 13, 2007 2:17:57 PM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] P5 Changing Polarity
Yes, leave it as it is, the car will not rust as quick with positive ground.
Put a label on the battery cover like I have.
> Hi, our friend who just bought that P5 already
> mentioned has a question about changing polarity. Can
> anyone help?
> Hi Eric:
> I have another question for the Rovernet.
> My P5 is a positive-ground car. I would like to
> convert it to negative-ground. Is there a proper
> procedure for this? The fuel pumps have already been
> fried by someone (prior owner) connecting the battery
> the other way around, so they need to be rebuilt with
> negative ground "Chicklets". The coil and ammeter
> wires are easily switched. However, if I remember
> correctly there is a procedure for re-polarizing the
> Someone has installed an electronic ignition but I
> don't see any brand name on the black box that was
> installed on the firewall. Do they make these things
> for positive ground or maybe it does not make any
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